Snorkeling and Scuba
(updated March 2010 ) Snorkeling takes place on it's own private beach inside of a reef. You get your equipment from the Snorkel shack and walk right out and snorkel.
At this time there is no Scuba available on site. However, you can contract with a scuba company that will pick you up at Club Med. Scuba is extra cost as an outside excursion.
- Published hours for snorkeling:
- New snorkeling shack - very nice
- Club Med is one of the only places in Cancun with its own reef so you can go snorkeling anytime without taking a bus or boat
- The reef is pretty beat up, but still offers the opportunity to see some fish
- To snorkel you must wear a life vest, Mexican law
- To go in the ocean, you must have a special wrist band which Club Med pays for. This is due to Mexican environmental rules
- There is a new buoyed off area just off shore from Las Cazuelas (former La Palapa) which is supposed to be protected - although I didn't see too many Club Med people there - mostly Aquaworld customers
- Regarding Scuba - there is no Club Med scuba program. In December 2006 they had built a scuba shack down by the pier, and even put up a sign, but apparently decided to offer scuba only as an outside excursion (which you can book onsite). They offer a couple dives each day. All reports that I have heard were positive
- The pier has been mostly destroyed by the hurricane and there were no signs of it being rebuilt - but it appears that the scuba boat will operate from the pier